This Travel Photo Thursday shot was taken on our whirlwind 5-hour tour of Rome as part of a Mediterranean cruise. Most of my shots are pretty standard tourist fare, but for some reason I really like this one of chestnuts on a street cart. Around here you only get roasted chestnuts in the winter so it was a bit strange to find these on a hot summer day. We couldn’t resist the nice sweet mellow aroma and bought a bag.
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With one of these guys you could find parking anywhere in North America.
This is where I discovered real Italian mozzarella. They’re kind of hard to see but the slices on the far left were a true pizza revelation to me. I’ve come close to recreating the fresh flavors back home, but I haven’t quite got it right yet. It’s the sauce.
I haven’t been to Rome and I always think that it is such a posh country that street food is prohibited.. Well, thank goodness you change my opinion about it and surprisingly I see these roasted chestnuts you’ve featured today… Thank you for sharing…:)
Here’s mine: http://jorietravel.blogspot.com/2011/03/travel-photos-thursday-macaws-vs-lories.html
Thanks for visiting and for taking part in Travel Photo Thursday! Rome is pretty expensive but it is dripping with history.
We have the roasted chestnuts here in Turkey. Fab on a cold winters day!
I sort of associate roasted chesnuts with cold wintry English evenings, not Rome. Happy surprise.
Wow, I could pass on the chestnuts, bikes and mini-car, I’ll have the tray of chow in the last photo, please!
We stopped into that little shop while looking for the Trevi Fountain. I thought it would be kind of a tourist trap but the food was great!
I love the smell of roasted chestnuts too – and it brings back memories of Swiss nights – not Italian summer evenings. Lovely shots.
Great shot of those chestnuts…I love the composition! Here in California we never see roasting nuts (winter or summer). And to answer your question on my travel photo of the Granada streetlights–yes, the whole street is lined with them and they are fully operational! 🙂
Roasted chestnut carts in Rome? I wouldn’t have guessed it. I think it’s a very creative shot. I like it!
Great shots! I love roasted chestnuts. They’re a popular street food here in Korea. Nothing like real Mozzarella!
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